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How to add images to Readme.md

Hello,

I am trying to add some images to my Readme.md file as

 

![picture](http://stash.xxxxxx.com/projects/zzzzz/img/abc.png)

 

but its not working. when i view the readme, all i see is the plain text

 

![picture](http://stash.xxxxxx.com/projects/zzzzz/img/abc.png)

please help

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Hi,

You can include an image by specifying the path relative to your repository root directory:

![picture](img/abc.png)

Hope this helps.

Cheers,

Michael

 

thanks michael but i still get the plaintext ![picture](img/stormConsole.png) also, i cant seem to be able to escape quotes. i tried using \' but this shows up as \' does stash render markdowns differently ?

I've just checked it again: ![Alt text](path/to/your/img.png) works as intended. Do you have it on a separate line?

No, it doesn't show image in README on project page. I've tryied both relative links and absolute path to dropbox hosted image (http://*.png) - doesn't work... This is sad. 

Ilya, I was having same problem. If I removed all space in front of the tag, my image started showing up. Apparently, you can't indent.

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![alt text](images/successful.png)

This worked for me.

I had the same problem and tried a lot (relative path, upper/lowercase etc.).

What solved it finally was adding the alternative text.

As Michael said, this is a valid format working locally in editor preview and remote on Stash/Bitbucket:

![alternativetext](subfolder/image.png)

 

Dear all,

Same problem since new version of bitbucket.

Last week, no issue to display the picture.

Now, the issue is the picture is not displayed.

To get back the picture, we need :

- Edit the readme.md file

- press CANCEL

Then the picture is displayed again.

 

 Capture.PNG

the path is : ![home](images/home.png)

Thanks if anybody could highlight me about this.

 

Best regards,

Youssef

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Changing my comment to STILL NOT WORKING.

It still will not render correctly on the overview page.

Dear

 

Yest it is.

Without :

- Edit the readme.md file

- press CANCEL

No pictures.

 

Best Regards,

Youssef

This does not work as intended. Maybe it's working in existing README's but not new ones.

I added an image to my repo in a folder. I added the markdown

![Screenshot](examples/screenshot.png)

When I view my readme on bitbucket I get a broken image link. I opened the inspector and the path/image are correct! The file is requested and returns a 200. Except that the content type is text/html :(

It appears that the markdown parser is interpreting the code incorrectly.

@Boujraf Youssef Your fix works temporarily. On reloading the page, the images get lost again.

same problem here, it was working but with the new design the images disappeared...

Same problem here

Anyone work this out yet?

I'm having the same issue. It does work if I go to the Readme file, push Edit, then push Cancel. Otherwise, it's just showing the alt-text and a broken image icon. I mean, if nothing else, can the broken image icon go away and the alt text just behave like it normally would on a website?

It does work, but the problem is it only works in the master branch. If you have a feature branch and try to test it out, it will appear as a broken link. When you merge to the master, your image will show up. Atlassian should fix this.

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Not only does it only work in the master branch, the image still won't display.  You  have to actually click on the alternate text (which is hyperlinked) to the image file, which then displays properly in a new window.

EDIT:  I had an extra [] pair around the alt-text; weird behavior for sure... 

But still only works with master.

can we specify the width and height on this: `![picture](public/images/image.png)`

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Get the full path by navigating to your image file, push 'raw file'-button right of the page, copy the path except for the very end (e.g. image.png?at=refs%2Fheads%2Fmaster). In general the path should be https://......../[project_name]/raw/[image_folder]/[image.png]

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This works only in preview mode (while editing the README.md file inside the bitbucket itself)

Thank you a lot. 

Great. Worked for me too. Thanks google street view

A relative path works just fine, if you are on the master branch.

 

![alt_text](images/your_image_name.png)

 

I changed the README.md file in the development branch, but when pushing changes the images are not showing up. The reason is: because BitBucket looks for the raw images in the master branch.

This worked for me. I used the absolute path suggested by @Mikko Salonen along with the following format:

.. figure:: https://absolute/path/to/image.png
   :alt: alias of image

How does Atlassian even dare to claim projects are migrating from GitHub into here if it does not support such simple feature...

It's very simple

Just upload your image to the repository root, and link to the filename without any path, like so:

![your_image_name](your_image_name.png)
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In each repo's Issue Tracker under Settings, I added an image to the "No issue tracker":

Screen Shot 2019-06-17 at 11.51.51 PM.png

That provided a link that I copied and pasted into the repo's Readme.md file. This works for me and is the same technique some use on GitHub.

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Removing spaces from the paths solve this issue for me. Still surprising that in 2k19 we still got issues with spaces inside the path.

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This works for me:

![ImgName](ModifiedAbsoluteURL)

ImgName = whatever you want

AbsoluteURL = can copy this from browser, go to the image in your repository, open it and copy the link

ex: https://bitbucket.org/*USER*/*PROJECT*/src/master/.../image.png

ModifiedAbsoluteURL = Take the AbsoluteURL and replace "src" with "raw"

 

Now your image should be displayed in the ReadMe.

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